© 2022 NPR Illinois
Stand with the Facts
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Click here to be "In the know." Subscribe to the NPR Illinois Daily newsletter.

Jazz singer Johnnie Owens shares stories of life on tour | Community Voices

Johnnie Owens.jpg

Johnnie Owens is a well-known jazz singer in Springfield, Ill., but he has also toured internationally earlier in his career as a member of the Platters and as a solo artist. He spoke with Community Voices about growing up in St. Louis and singing on the sidewalk with his friends. He also shared stories of life on tour and how he once was stranded on Fiji.

Originally aired on Dec. 14, 2021.

Vanessa is the Community Voices Production Coordinator. Reach Vanessa at vfergu3@uis.edu.
Related Stories